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state, that we need action, and people say, well, it has to be comprehensive, and, sure, it has to be comprehensive, but there are certain things we can do right away. we could get rid of assault rifles. we can get rid of magazines that have more than ten bullets in them. had this guy been limited to a magazine clip that had ten bullets, nearly half those children would survive. it would wouldn't limb nature on incidents like this, but we can cut down on the carnage significantly. we can also close the gun show loophole. you know, it's shocking, alex, that 40% of the guns purchased in america are purchased without the buyer being subject to a background check. even nra members, 74% of nra members and 89% of all gun owners want background checks before anybody can get a gun, so the men and women in congress have to stiffen their backs, not be afraid of the organization the nra, because the members of the nra are better than the organization, and it's time for us to act finally once and for all. >> howard, your boss, mayor michael bloomberg, has been leading the charge on gun cont
on the president's call for congressional action early next year. >> i will be putting forward very specific proposals. i will be talking about them in my state of the union and we will be working with interested members of congress to try and get something done. >> vice president joe biden is leading the push to draft those proposals, and yesterday he began that effort, meeting with law enforcement officials and cabinet members. i want to go right to you, michael eric dyson. you saw as much of our audience did, this rather extraordinary address from the head of the nra. here we are. as i said, one week out from this mass murder, from this shooting, which the nation is still reeling from, and as i said, you can only describe it as combative, and one of the themes that really coursed throughout that address was that the problem is fake guns in movies and video games, not real guns in our schools. >> yeah. you are being very kind. i think menevolent at. it wasn't fake guns that killed these kids. they were real guns. they were semiautomatic weapon guns. they were clips and strips and drums tha
house telling nbc news they don't see something on the table that's actionable? >> brings you back to yesterday where we spent better part of the day debating whether or not or trying to figure out whether or not there was a deal that was offered by the white house based upon a senator's facebook post and again, was was there a meeting, in the a meeting going back whether or not that -- members of congress meet the president today. that's where we are right now. we just don't know just -- much of anything. though this deal if it is, in fact, true, is a sign of progress. and probably does indicate that maybe we are reach something sort of end game of the fiscal cliff. >> this 400,000 number, professor dyson, this is not the president's number. this is way past the red line. i'm not reporting that it is happening. but i am reporting that it is being floated as another republican offer. if -- i want to be clear. these things move around. maggie, ju just laughing at me. >> the season to be jolly. it is friday. >> yeah. if we can't part take in the jolly who among us can? professor dyso
. the deferred action program allows undocumented immigrants under 31 to avoid deportation if they arrived here before turning 16, have been in the country five straight years and are in school or have graduated from high school or a geds program or served in the military. brewer who has battled the obama administration over her state's immigration policies insists she's obeying laws. >> the state is the one that licenses the people to be able to drive on the streets. it's not the federal government. i'm not surprised i'm being sued, but that's the law and i'm going to obey my oath of office. >> it is worth noting that according to the arizona republic, the state already grants licenses to noncitizens with work permits. brewer seems to be singling out those who have received their permits through the department of homeland security's executive action. translation, jan brewer is picking a fight with president obama. michael steele, i have to go to you first on this. >> okay. sure, why not. >> i'm sorry, my friend. you have spoken at length and substantively about the problem that the gop has, no
. that conversation has to continue. but this time the words need to lead to action. we know this is a complexed issue that stirs deeply held passions and political divides, and as i said on sunday night, there's no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. we're going to need to work on making access to mental health care at least as easy as access to a gun. we're going to need to look more closely at a culture that all too often glorifies guns and violence. and any actions we must take, must begin inside the home and inside our hearts. but the fact that this problem is complexed can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence and prevent the very worst violence. that's why i've asked the vice president to lead an effort that includes members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proposals no later than january. proposals that i then intend to push without delay. this is not some washington commission. this is not something
? this is not a time for politics. this is a time for action, and it begins today. >> i want to open this up to our panel here in new york a little bit. ben, i ask you in terms of the nra's silence in that morning times proposition that this is their effort, this is sort of their playbook. to stay quiet and eventually it will go away. a, do you agree with that, and, b, do you think this time is any different? >> this time does feel different. something really interesting happened this morning which is a huge venture capital fund announced it's going to dump this giant manufacturing conglomerate it put together, and the first three paragraphs were released about how sad they are about the massacre, but the last one is how it's become a risk to them to hold this in their portfolio. >> they manufacturer something like 31% of semiautomatics. >> they manufacturered the gun that was used. i think it's too late -- >> katrina, i want to read an excerpt. sam stein and paul bloomenthal have an interesting read in the huffington post talking about the strength of the nra which we all anecdotally agree is fina
, actions, and motivations of the perpetrators remain to be determined." all of this drew some tough reaction from lawmakers on the senate foreign relations committee who heard testimony from two deputy secretaries in place of hillary clinton who is recuperating from a concussion. >> i cannot imagine that we had people out there with the lack of security existing, and it seems to me what the state department would have done is to prioritize and if, in fact, we cannot have people safely there, not send them there. >> fending off criticism over her absence, clinton yesterday announced that she will appear before the committee in mid-january once she has recovered. at the start of today's hearing john kerry made it clear that no one had any reason to doubt the secretary's absence. >> since everyone is aware, secretary clinton is recovering from a serious virus and concussion and given her condition, it was simply not possible for her to appear today, and i assure you it is not her choice that she is not here today, and she looks forward to appearing before the committee in january. >> j
-team. the action hero figures to come out of this. >> haley barbour. >> henry is on the crack team. >> ari fleisher, great public persona. he had selling the iraq war for years, and, i mean, the question is recognizing reality, and, you know, in all this autopsy that they're doing, you only do autopsies on a dead body. you know, this keep talking about, you know, we have the right ideas. they're just not coming through. they have plenty of ideas in the last primary. mitt romney -- this was the most idealogical race we've had in about ten, 20 years. maybe since ronald reagan ran. they lost on all the idealogical issues. >> it's not that hard for these guys. again, this committee doesn't mean anything. the autopsy -- the autopsy is a couple things. one, i do think infrastructure matters, and republicans were weak there on the technology side. that's one. issues matter. they lost the battle of ideas in this one. the demographics matter. you can't lose 90% of african-americans, 50% of asians, 40% of hispanics and win a national election. that doesn't mean that republicans can't win a national election.
-on-one conversations like we do in electoral activity to get every member to resign a card both for political action and for union membership, and make sure we register people to vote. we think the reason we won in ohio is baugh because bargaining matters for building the mrilgdz class, and it's the questions in michigan and in wisconsin were about candidates and issues, and so that's we think we need to expand this fight beyond simply electoral strategy and include private sector organizing, community organizing, and building a force that overtakes this right wing agenda to disimagines unions, not just in those three states, but all across this country. >> hold on just one second. the reason that i asked the sciu president about what their strategy is beyond messaging is part of the problem for unions that it depends on what kind of union you are talking about, how much support you get? in michigan you are talking about autoworkers. >> right. >> in ohio you were talking about police, firefighters, people who are generally popular. when you are talking about teachers, nurses, the kind of people repr
to the senate. the ball is in your court. the statement says the house will take action on whatever the senate can pass, but the senate first must act. well, this morning, senate majority leader reid slammed the house republicans not not even showing up. >> if we go over the cliff, and it looks like that's where we are headed, the house of representatives as we speak with four days left after today before the first of the year aren't here with the speaker having told them they will give them 48 hours inside. i can't imagine their conscious. >> well, senator reid is expected to hold a news conference about the talks this afternoon. so here is where we stand. reid wants to get a vote on at least a basic bill to delay the automatic spending cuts, provide the unemployment benefits and still cut taxes for most americans. but it sounds like reid doesn't want to get played here. he says he's going to only bring that bill to the floor if the house agrees to work with him on final passage. the house couldn't deliver a vote on the last republican plan so that condition seems like a deal breaker. but tom
're going to see a reaction. i think at the end of the day you will see action if we go over the cliff for a couple of days, because i don't agree with jonathan that they are immune to public opinion. it is going to take a while for it to kick in. a lot of the members of the house want to become senators one day and republicans who are senators now understand that they are operating on a different political terrain and just as mitch mcconnell brokered a deal finally to resolve that hammer against your head torture that republicans were suffering along with the country during the fiscal cliff deal in 2011, that same thing is going to happen if we go over the cliff. republicans don't want to sustain anymore damage to their brand. they've been under water in our nbc/wall street journal poll six straight years and pay a price for that. >> john harwood, thank you for your reporting from washington. >>> after the break, there have been dozens of gun-related deaths since the sandy hook massacre and the nra is still doubling down on its plan to add more guns to schools. >> if it's crazy to cal
at the same time. as our nation debates the proper course of action related to immigration, i hope we do so with a benevolent spirit and keep in mind the trun countrybution of immigrants. >> he said immigrants will build, quote, a dynamic nation for this nation. the republicans need the support of immigrants to keep their party. latino voters broke for democrats 71 to 27. give those numbers which are abysmal at best for the republicans, are you -- well, a, the return of w., nice to see him. we always love playing sound from the former president. >> jon stewart will be happy. >> yes. >> will republicans actually embrace what george bush is calling for, which is a more inclusive spirit around immigration reform and perhaps actual comprehensive immigration reform. >> they've moved further in the last month than previous decade, but here's w. reminding us what he did write, reminding us how he got elected and reminding us even though he's been marginalized a bit, a time when he you didn't hear a lot of republicans citing him, i mean he knew how to bring -- >> that time still exists today, i thi
. [ applause ] and my administration will take every possible action to safely develop this energy. >> although burning natural gas releases only half as much carbon emissions as coal or petroleum many remain concerned about fracking harmful effects on the water supply, air equality and live stock. the cause has found a number of prominent spokes people. >> people understand that fracking is not safe and no matter what the gas and oil industry tells them, they're not willing to leave a toxic legacy for their children. >> france has banned the practice outright the epa is to release a report examining its environmental affects. here's chris haze host of "up" for a segment we call "up now." we're going to get a little annoying. >> nailed it. >> the president, you see the sort of internal conflict over fracking. >> yes. >> evidenced by the president at the state of the union. we haves this energy supply, although it's super dangerous. >> i think people, the fracking story is interesting to me for this reason. i think there's a mismatch between the intensity of interest and transformation and revol
that the shooter is dead. we don't know whether that is by law enforcement action when the first responding officers went in and confronted him or whether, as we saw in the portland, oregon, mall shooting this past week, whether the shooter actually shot himself committing suicide. we know that at least two handguns were found. you know, that takes us back to april 2007 when the shooter at virginia tech, in that case, who killed 32 and wounded 15, also had two handguns. what it does suggest, though, is that this individual went in there with carrying two handguns and perhaps other ammunition. he went in there apparently to confront someone. we're told that confrontation took place in the office of the school and may have spilled out from there. we're still trying to understand the number of victims and the level of injury. >> clint, you know, when we talk about these shootings, first off, they are mentioning that it's happening with a frequency that is absolutely horrifying in temz of the fact that this is something that seems to be recurring, an actual nightmare that keeps happening. in te
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